Is astrology accurate? Reading horoscopes is a popular pastime, but is there any scientific evidence that they are accurate?
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Every day, up to 70 million Americans consult their horoscopes. At least, that’s what the American Federation of Astrologers claims. According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life poll conducted twenty years ago, 25% of Americans believe that the positions of the stars and planets have an impact on our daily life. In 2012, the General Social Survey indicated that 34% of Americans think astrology is “extremely” or “kind of scientific,” with the percentage of individuals who think astrology is “not at all scientific” dropping from two-thirds to about half.
Astrology is the concept that astronomical phenomena, such as the stars over your head when you were born or the fact that Mercury is retrograde, have the potential to influence our daily lives and personality traits. Of course, this is distinct from astronomy, which is the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the physics of the cosmos.
A particular facet of astrology, the foretelling of a person’s future or the provision of daily counsel via horoscopes, is gaining in popularity. The Cut, for example, recorded a 150 percent rise in horoscope page views in 2017 compared to 2016.
Clearly, a lot of people are trying to figure out how to read the stars for guidance. Understanding the positions of the stars is the foundation of astrology, which appears to be a scientific discipline in and of itself. Is there any scientific evidence that astrology has an impact on our personalities and lives?
But, since I still have five minutes of this six-minute podcast to fill, let’s take a look at how astrology has been put to the test.
Is there any truth to astrology?
Astrology is a collection of belief systems that assert that there is a connection between astrological phenomena and events or personality traits in the human world. The scientific community has dismissed astrology as having no explanatory power for describing the universe. Scientific testing has discovered no evidence to back up the astrological traditions’ premises or alleged effects.
Is it possible to prove astrology?
After attempting and failing to show the reality of astrological beliefs, scientific investigations including astrology have come to a halt. So yet, there have been no reported occurrences of astrology assisting in a scientific breakthrough.
What was Jesus’ take on astrology?
I believe that God created astrology as a tool for us to better understand ourselves and to use as a spiritual tool. Numerous bible texts, in my opinion, support astrology. As a Christian, I try to remember what Jesus said. “There shall be signs in the sun, moon, and stars,” Christ predicted in Luke 21:25, referring to the importance of astrology. He explains the value of astrology with his pupils, as well as how it might be used as a sign of his return. Why would Jesus provide us this critical knowledge if we are not intended to understand the energies of the planets and signs, and if he was actually against it? Just as the three wise men knew Jesus would be born under the star in the sky that led them to him lying in the manger, Jesus warned us that when he returns, there will be signals in the sky.
Is it possible to foretell the future using astrology?
This is likely the most harmful assumption about astrology that people make. Its function, contrary to popular assumption, is not to predict what will happen to you in the future. Instead, it’s supposed to be a guiding tool that allows you to make informed judgments and steer clear of life’s pitfalls. Astrology seeks to keep you in tune with the universe’s oneness. It can help you make better decisions when you’re not aligned and things keep going wrong.
Many individuals believe that an astrologer has the power to influence their lives or fate. This is not an option. Consider the following scenario: Because an astrologer did not create your fate, he cannot alter it. Your subconscious and collected karma are the ones who have shaped your fate. You have the opportunity to edit your life a little bit in life by your choices and decisions. You built it, so you have some control over it, but you can’t change it entirely.
Let me put it this way: you’ll never grow into an orange tree if you’re an apple seed. You may not be able to avoid contracting a sickness, but you can choose how you treat and deal with it. In this way, astrology may assist you by serving as a guide to help you make decisions that will allow you to experience the finest possible outcome of your own personal destiny. It all begins with you and finishes with you; it’s that simple.
What is the Quran’s take on astrology?
Many readings of the Quran (the basic Islamic source) point to Astrology as a practice that contradicts the Islamic religious tradition’s fundamental values. Astrology eventually points to the function of heavenly creatures in influencing terrestrial life and people’s daily lives, so obstructing their destiny. Several Quranic passages are interpreted to refute this theory. In particular, when it comes to horoscopes, Islamic scholars look to the Quran’s teachings in Surah Al-Jinn, where it is indicated that “He is the All-Knower of the ghayb (unseen), and He discloses His ghayb (unseen) to none but a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has selected. (He informs him as much as He wants about the unseen), and then He sends a band of observing guards (angels) to march ahead of him and behind him “to imply that any such extraterrestrial influence on humanity is implausible and, as a result, haram (forbidden) in Islam. This is emphasized even further by the tafsir (scholarly interpretation) of the passage, which states that no one other than Allah (God) may be credited with knowledge of the unseen or unknown. In Islam, the use of horoscopes and the following usage of astrology is rejected in this way. Nonetheless, the Quran encourages the use of astronomy, rather than astrology, in identifying the time of year (i.e. the Lunar Calendar) and compass bearings. The Quran illustrates this concept by pointing to celestial creatures as ‘landmarks’ embellished for adherents to use as a tool of self-direction. As a result, the Quran emphasizes the primary role of astrology as a way of providing physical guidance/navigation for an adherent, thereby prohibiting its usage as horoscopes.